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United Kingdom

At 15 Camelot Terrace in Edinburgh, Ileen Elizabeth Grieve Wishart is born to Thomas Roger Wishart, a mercantile cashier, and his wife Elizabeth Grieve Henderson. Ilene is part of Wishart Tree 027.


The weather along the Rue-du-Bois sector is described as being fine, very cold and a little snow. The 1st Black Watch (including privates 3/4067 Robert Wishart, 7397 George Wishart and 2338 Andrew Wishart) experience some shelling along the line.

6391 Pte. John Wishart and the 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys) leave Coyecques at 8:15 am and march to billets north of Merville via Estrée-Blanche, Molinghhem and St. Venant.

At Annequin No.3 Coy of the 9th HLI are relieved in the Cuinchy supporting point by No.4 Coy. 2413 Pte. Andrew Brock Wishart may have been in either company. During the evening orders are received regarding an offensive movement which is due to take place the next day. The battalion is to be prepared to move at very short notice from 7:30 a.m. and the Cambrin support point is to be occupied by one company at that hour.

The 15th Battalion, CEF are shelled again throughout the day, however little damage is done and there are no casualties. In the evening the 14th Battalion arrive and relieve privates 27972 George Rodger Wishart and 27414 James Wishart and their respective companies, after which point they go into billets at Rue-du-Quesne. At midnight orders are received for the battalion to take up position on Rue-du-Bois at 7 am the next morning in support of the attack at Neuve Chapelle.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]